The Health Policy Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group, a recently established committee in the VUMC, works together to strengthen responsiveness and resource report, form cultural humility, and promote shared responsibility within the department.
Responsiveness & Resource Support: Serve as a resource for faculty and staff by connecting department members to the appropriate information and supportive structures.
- Establish a reporting mechanism that allows general departmental issues or concerns to be submitted
- Make the VUMC reporting structure visible so individuals understand the steps that should be taken to report an issue or concern
Cultural Humility: Building cultural humility through enhanced awareness, increased knowledge, new exposures and experiences, and celebrating differences. Plan events & activities aimed to:
- Enhance awareness, knowledge, skills
- Provide exposure & experiences
- Celebrate differences
Shared Responsibility: Supporting the goal of establishing an inclusive, supportive and welcoming department
- Facilitate dialogue and shared learning about issues of equity, inclusion, and social justice to help achieve and sustain progress toward a more equitable and inclusive workplace
Your Voice Matters!
Do you have general departmental issues, concerns, questions or suggestions related to DEI?
Please share with the Health Policy DEI Working Group using the REDCap survey: https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=TNDEMALTYELEFK4R
Other VUMC offices committed to DEI initiatives
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) believe that patient care, research, and educational experiences are optimized when we create a culture that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. We are committed to providing the highest quality care for everyone and to collectively addressing systemic inequities to improve health for our patients, workforce and communities.
The Office of Health Equity (OHE) at VUMC serves as an institutional home for catalyzing and enabling educational, research, clinical, and operational initiatives to prevent and address inequities in health among marginalized, minoritized, and socially disadvantaged populations. Learn more about the OHE focus areas below:
Do you have a specific incident that you would like to report?
If you or someone else has experienced an act of discrimination or harassment at VUMC, you can submit a confidential report of the situation here: https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=AM3AJNFENCTMFPKX
VUMC does not tolerate sexual harassment. To file a report, create a help desk case in Workday.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion serves to cultivate a workforce that is diverse and inclusive, that reflects the populations we serve. Our goal is to train, educate, advocate, and consult on DEI related issues for staff members of Vanderbilt Health:
Related Programs and Centers: https://www.vumc.org/diversity-inclusion/related-vumc-programs-and-cent…
DEI Chat Room Series: https://www.vumc.org/diversity-inclusion/vumc-chat-room-series
Sydika McKissic - Departmental DEI Lead
Marie Griffin - Faculty representative
Melinda Eady - Staff representative, Chair
Brad Hawkins - Staff representative
Valerie Mitchell - Staff representative
*VACANT* - Staff representative